Indiana Eye Clinic is now performing iStent® implantation during cataract surgery, an innovative new technique that can reduce the effects of glaucoma and lower the chance of progression.

iStent is a tiny medical implant that can help restore the eye’s natural fluid outflow and reduce pressure inside the eye. Intraocular pressure (IOP) is one of the most important risk factors for glaucoma. iStent is the world’s smallest medical implant, only about 1-millimeter long.

Patients who have cataracts and glaucoma, or are at risk for glaucoma onset, now have a chance to have both conditions addressed during a single procedure.

Most glaucoma patients who receive the implant can reduce and sometimes eliminate the need for daily eyedrop medication. iStent® has an excellent safety record, and is covered by Medicare and most private insurance companies.

“Indiana Eye Clinic becomes one of the first ophthalmic practices in Central Indiana to offer iStent,” said Dr. Nicholas Rader, co-founder of IEC. “We’re proud to have been leaders in bringing the newest eye procedures to this area for more than 30 years.”